“That’s what marriage was at its best: You didn’t have to tell your partner to look out, that you were falling. They were just there to catch you.”- Jamie Brenner, The Wedding Sisters
There are any number of reasons why marriage is a good thing, a wonderful thing and at times even a magical thing. One that stands out is the absolute and unyielding belief that your chosen partner has your back.
Of course it goes without saying that this doesn’t mean life together is heavenly bliss from vow sharing forward. After all marriage isn’t always easy, right?
I mean, think about it. Two people who are brought up in different families with inevitably different ways of looking at how things are done from finances to household chores to how we resolve conflict.
Now maybe toss in the raising of children and you got a lot of adjusting ahead.
Marriage is a dance that develops from the time you begin the relationship to the desire for commitment to the marriage and beyond.
And believe me, when things get rough the love a couple has for each other can get them through a lot.
But the knowledge that even beyond the ‘I don’t ever want to live without you’ love that brought you together there’s another level to the relationship that blends adoration with mutual respect.
It’s not ever having to question which side your partner is on when the chips are down. Never needing to wonder if you have their support.
And while we may have words when we’re alone, there is no question that when it comes to the rest of the world we are a nation of two.
Here are the couples who have recently applied for marriage licenses at the Newaygo County Clerk’s Office:
Chad Boone, Newaygo & Trina Stencel, Newaygo
Jamie Lee Cameron, Manistee MI & Jason Michael Lareau, Holland MI
Dena Rose DeKryger, Fremont & Stephen George Mathew, Wellington New Zealand